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Acer AspireRevo AR3610-U2002 Desktop (Dark Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Introducing the AspireRevo AR3610, a revolutionary slim and compact PC that provides full HD multimedia entertainment as well as everyday productivity.
- Compact Design: Its compact 1L size makes it easy to stand discreetly on a desk or snap to the back of a monitor with the included mounting kit, saving loads of space.
- Optimum Performance: Whether you are into game play or social networking, the Intel Atom processor combines performance and efficiency while operating quietly for the most comfortable environment.
- The Acer AspireRevo keeps you in touch all day via built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
- Six USB ports and a Media Card Reader make transferring your photos and other files as fast and easy as ever.
Top Customer Reviews
*Plays 1080p flawlessly
*Comes with stand and tv vesa mount. Tried tv mount but unit became quite hot from the heat from rear of the tv.
*wireless keyboard/mouse are actually quite nice, chiclet style keys are great.
*Wireless N built in
*Unit is pretty much silent and runs extremely cool.
*No external wifi antenna
*Bloatware (took me about an hour to remove it all)
*2GB or RAM comes as 2 x 1GB. So upgrading to 4GB involves buying 2 x 2GB.
I've been using it for close to three months now solely with XBMC running on top of a minimal install of Ubuntu. The system comes pre-loaded with Windows 7, but don't get attached to the idea that you'll be running Windows Media Center on top of Windows 7 and getting perfect HD performance. The system just isn't powerful enough for that, even if you break the warranty and increase the RAM to 4 gigs as I've done. I did try out using Media Player Classic with graphic acceleration in Win7 and got some decent results, but honestly? If all you want is something that barebones there are far cheaper alternatives that are much closer to plug and play. Western Digital has a few media drives/players that may be exactly what you're looking for. It ain't pretty, but it gets the job done. This system, though, starts to shine once you show some patience and get over whatever aversions to Linux/Ubuntu you may have. It can be intimidating if all you've ever used are Windows systems, but it's well worth the effort. Where Win7 lagged just to bring up the uninstaller for the pre-packaged software (more on that later), Ubuntu was downright snappy.Read more ›
I do feel the need to add my own more unique wireless issue and experience.
I got this unit setup and was immediately experiencing very strange connection issues on my G network. I was able to get an external adapter to work just fine, and I tried all the different drivers available from Acer, upgraded BIOS and nvidia chipset, and even upgraded the firmware on my router but still experienced dropped connections and horrible/non-existent browsing capabilities.
Pretty much gave up and returned the Revo for another one only to discover it wasn't a 'faulty' network adapter as it was having the same issues.
Searched high and low and found a post about using a different channel on the router so I switched my router from Auto to 11 (didn't work), 10 (didn't work) but finally channel 9 did the trick!
Going to go through the other channels and run through some speed tests to see if any are faster, but just wanted to point this out as I couldn't find this addressed anywhere else on the web.
Overall I highly recommended this unit, and as always Amazon customer service was top-notch.
Very small and noiseless package that fits nicely on a small shelf.
Optical and HDMI outputs
Remote Mouse and Keyboard work great
Very low power draw < 30 watts
CPU is not able to render 1080P or 1080I for NETFLIX without stuttering
CPU is not able to render 1080P or 1080I for HULU without Smearing
You lose 1 768 Megs for Ram if you upgrade to 4gb (Reports 3.0 or 3.1/4) depending on Video allocations in bios
Netflix uses Silverlight which does not use the Nvidia GPU for graphic rendering.
HULU is better the netflix but not as smooth as my Desktop (Dual Core @2.6ghz)
I am hopeful that Acer, Microsoft and/or Nvidia will update their drivers to resolve he issues.
I use it with XBMC on the pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium installation, and as another reviewer notes correctly, the current /stable/ version of XBMC (version 9.11) does not support hardware accelerated video rendering, meaning that with the relatively weak Atom processor(s), rendering full 1080p Bluray rips is out of the question; there's just not enough horsepower. The very powerful graphics adapter sits there unused.
HOWEVER! With the latest (currently beta) version of XBMC, called Dharma (version 10.0), graphics hardware accelerated rendering is now supported on Windows! With acceleration enabled I can easily play full 24 GB Bluray rips (that is to say, full, un-transcoded streams) without any stuttering or frame loss. Needless to say, every other video plays perfectly as well.
MLB.tv runs full screen perfectly with Flash 10.1. I haven't tried much other full screen flash video; 720p Youtube videos run well full screen from what I have seen from the little I have tried them.
The included wireless mouse and keyboard have come in more handy than I had anticipated. Neither is anything to get excited over, but they each do their jobs adequately.
I knocked a star off because I had to take about an hour and a half to uninstall all the crapware that comes on this computer. Very annoying.
Ion 2 devices are coming out now and will probably be faster, but given that this computer handles perfectly the most strenuous activity I will likely ever put it through, I'm extremely pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After more than 2 years used only to surf the web and watch movies, somehow it is almost not working no more.... Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Marcelo Zimmermann
Runs XBMCbuntu like a champ even though it is a few years old. Streams HD video over the LAN or Internet without breaking a sweat (thanks to the nVidia ION GPU). Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by Ben S.
I purchased this as a HTPC (Home Theatre PC) to stream hulu/netflix directly to my TV through the HDMI. It has done the job but struggles at HD streaming. Read morePublished on November 22, 2012 by J. Lonneville
This is my third Aspire Revo. Fantastic little machine. Small, attractive, affordable, wireless and wired connectivity, HDMI out, wireless keyboard and mouse. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by B. Kroll
After a few weeks with this machine I decided to return it. Why?
1. It came with an enormous amount of bloatware. Read more
I wanted this for a media player:
1. stream tv using a tv tuner through the media player to my tv (so that I can DVR shows)
2. Read more
This was easy to set up, but I'm annoyed that new computers don't have the round serial ports anymore! Grr. I still have adapters and hardware with those connections. Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by Juana
Have been using this product for almost a week now, & so far it looks good. I have connected it to a 52 inch HD TV, & use it for live streaming. No complaints so far..!Published on October 5, 2010 by dilbert_here
If you are reading this review, you are currently looking for a PC to attach to a HDTV in your home/office. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by Jim